Cajun chicken and chickpea salad

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Cajun chicken and chickpea salad

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Who looks at this and just knows they are going to feel good after eating it?

For lunches or dinners where you are looking for a lighter option with clean, crisp flavours, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Maybe you had a few days of heavier meals, or you just need something that’s both simple to make and healthy. Whatever your reason, this dish is sure to delight.


Serves 4


Ingredients

600g chicken breasts, trimmed of fat

Cajun seasoning, to taste

1-2 tablespoons lemon juice

Rice bran oil spray

200g punnet grape tomatoes, halved

1 red onion cut in thin wedges

1 Lebanese cucumber, seeded, chopped

2 sticks celery, diagonally sliced

400g can chickpeas, rinsed

1⁄3 cup small flat-leaf parsley leaves 


Method:

1: Cut chicken in strips; sprinkle with seasoning. Toss in lemon juice; marinate 5-10 minutes.

2: Preheat a non-stick frying pan over moderate heat; lightly spray with oil. Cook the chicken, in batches, 5-6minutes until cooked.

3: Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl; season to taste with black pepper. Spoon mixture onto serving plates. Top with chicken; drizzle with pan juices.


Nutrition

Cal      kJ       Carbs      Fat     Sat Fat    Protein

259    1083    14.8        4.1     0 .7         41.5

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